May 132019

Chair - New College Lanarkshire

Reference: 1648
Remuneration: £265 per day
Location: Cumbernauld
Closing date: 07 June 2019 at midnight

Appointment of Chair to New College Lanarkshire

Scottish Ministers are appointing a new Chair to New College Lanarkshire. The appointment will be for up to four years from 29 August 2019.

Information about New College Lanarkshire

New College Lanarkshire is one of the largest colleges in Scotland and operates across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire with campuses in Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch, Hamilton and Broadwood. The Board of the College, also known as The Lanarkshire Board, is the Regional Strategic Body (RSB) for the Lanarkshire Region. It has responsibility for South Lanarkshire College, based in East Kilbride. Lanarkshire has a higher proportion of its population living in deprived postcode areas than the Scottish average with 11 per cent of Lanarkshire's 1,008 data zones in the top ten per cent most deprived in Scotland. The colleges have been successful in engaging with learners from these areas with around 19% of the student populations coming from these data zones.

New College Lanarkshire has 15,000 students, 1,200 staff and a budget of £50m, while South Lanarkshire College has 5,000 students, 340 staff and a budget of £15m. The colleges' programmes are designed to respond to the needs of the economy and society more generally. The College's extensive provision ranges from access to degree level study and includes full-time and part-time courses, evening classes, flexible and on line learning, vocational qualifications and business training courses.

Role and responsibilities

As Chair, you will establish effective leadership of the Board ensuring that it fulfils its duties, roles and responsibilities, including those as an employer. You will work in partnership with employers and other regional stakeholders to focus on providing opportunities which meet demand in key industry sectors within the region and beyond, the College ensures that its students develop the right skills and positive attitudes to support the local, regional and national workforce needs, and plays a key role in helping to develop the regional economy.

You must already have board experience and be able to demonstrate experience, knowledge and expertise in all of the following:

  • Working with and through others
  • Effective strategic leadership
  • Effective governance and accountability
  • Planning and delivering results

Length of appointment

The appointment will be for up to four years with the possibility of reappointment subject to evidence of effective performance and satisfying the skills and knowledge required at the time of reappointment and beyond. Reappointment is not automatic. Any appointment and subsequent reappointment will not exceed a maximum total of eight years.

Time commitment

It is anticipated that you will devote up to 2 days per week to performing your functions as and when required, up to a maximum of 104 days per year. Whilst the majority of Board meetings will take place in the local area, you will be required to attend meetings, representing the board, in other venues across Scotland from time to time. Your time will mainly be spent attending meetings, reading documents, evening and weekend events and contributing to national debate and policy development relating to post-16 education, as well as keeping abreast of the wider context to address sector wide issues.

Remuneration and Expenses

Remuneration rates for this position is £265, up to a maximum total fee of £27,560 per financial year.


You will be based at Cumbernauld.

Further information

An application pack with full details on this appointment can be found below.

The closing date for applications is 7 June 2019.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50. The public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.
Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity and treatment to all applicants. The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to meet the person specification and participate fully in the selection process. If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Scottish Government Public Appointments on Freephone 0300 244 1898 or by email at

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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May 132019

Chair - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Recruiter: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Location: Liverpool
Salary: Undisclosed
Posted: 12 May 2019
Closes: 31 May 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Education, Health, Science / Environment

Chair of Board of Trustees

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Join the innovators, lead the way, make a difference

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Our Chair, James Ross OBE, is retiring from his position after 12 years of outstanding contribution to our organisation. During his tenure, LSTM has doubled in size, both in terms of revenues and headcount, whilst our global footprint and impact have been equally dramatic.

We are looking to appoint a commercially focussed individual who not only shares our values but can lead our organisation through constant change and diversification. We require an experienced leader who can work closely with the Director of LSTM (Professor David Lalloo), steer the Board in setting our strategic aims and objectives whilst acting as an ambassador and ensuring proper governance throughout the organisation. It is envisaged the Chair will need to commit no more than 3 days per month to this post and will receive reimbursement for expenses incurred during work on behalf of LSTM. It is not possible to remunerate this post due to our charitable status.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience in the capacity of Chair or Deputy Chair, boast a demonstrable record of achievement of leadership in an international commercial setting and be able to evidence some familiarity of the countries in which LSTM operate. Although it is not essential the new Chair has experience of the Higher Education sector, it will be expected she/he will be able to apply her/his skills to the Higher Education sector quickly and with ease.

Interested candidates should submit a CV along with a covering letter to: David Barrett, Head of Recruitment & Selection at LSTM

The newly appointed Chair will be invited to attend LSTM’s AGM on 29th November 2019 and take up their post early in 2020.

Closing Date: 31st May 2019

For further details on this post and to hear a message from our current Chair, please visit

LSTM actively promotes Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Policies

May 122019

Trustee - Gordon Moody Association

Organisation: Gordon Moody Association
Reference: GMA Trustee
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 14th June 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

The Board of Trustees at Gordon Moody Association (GMA) have recently undergone a period of change and now is an exciting time to become part of a unique charity providing much needed support to those in recovery from gambling addiction.

Gordon Moody Association has almost 50 years' experience of providing specialised support and treatment to pathological gamblers. We have developed residential treatment and other interventions that are focused purely on gambling related harm which address the extremes of associated behaviours. We provide residential therapeutic care (Tier 4) with associated relapse prevention housing and outreach support. Our on-line support service, Gambling Therapy supports problem gamblers internationally supported by our Gambling Therapy App. We also provide a Mixed Model of Care (MMOC) retreat programme for women and men, which provides 12 weekly therapy sessions combined with two short stay residential retreat workshops.

The Board of GMA are now seeking to appoint new Trustees and we have opportunities for people with the following experience:

  • Business and risk management
  • Financial management and control
  • Housing Development/Management

As a Trustee, you must be able to make a commitment to the Charity, its purpose and values to ensure that it is effectively managed in line with its core values and in line with Charity Commission rules and regulations. You will need to have strategic vision, independent judgement and an ability to think creatively. Our Board of Trustees meet every other month and new Trustees will be invited to be part of one of the Board sub-committees which generally meet quarterly. This is a non-remunerated role but reasonable travel expenses for board meetings will be reimbursed along with a full induction and training programme. Previous board experience is not essential to these roles at this time.

If you would like to make a serious contribution to those addicted to gambling, please contact Adele Duncan, Chief Executive, at to arrange to discuss the role further.

Further information about the Gordon Moody Association is also on our website at or you can follow us on Twitter @GordonMoody

Advert Start Dat:e 10th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01384241292
Contact Name: Adele Duncan
Contact E-mail:

May 122019

Trustee - Back Up Trust

Organisation: Back Up Trust
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 22nd May 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Back Up is currently seeking to recruit three new trustees to add strength and depth to our board and support the work of this passionate charity as we look ahead to the future. It is
an exciting time to join us.

Being a trustee is a voluntary role, therefore unpaid, but expenses including for travel are reimbursed.

About Back Up

Back Up is a national charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. We offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, proactive telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education. More information can be found out at

What does the role involve?

As a Back Up trustee, you'll play a vital role in keeping the charity on track and accountable to the people we support. You'll attend quarterly meetings where you'll review the charity's performance and make recommendations to ensure we meet our business objectives. There are also opportunities to utilise your professional experience by joining one of our sub-committees and shaping our strategy on governance, fundraising, finance and other areas of our work. All our trustees are incredibly passionate about Back Up and work closely with our staff team to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by spinal cord injury. Being a Back Up trustee is fun, challenging and very rewarding.

What support and training will I receive?

New trustees receive a comprehensive induction and ongoing support from the Chair and CEO to become confident board members, fully aware of their role and responsibilities. Trustees are also encouraged to attend training courses to keep up to date with current legislation and to widen their experience. A joint away day with staff helps to build relationships and understanding to fulfil our mission.

Who should apply?

We're happy to receive applications from everyone with the relevant passion and experience, but we'd particularly like to recruit one new trustee from a marketing and communications background. We'd also particularly welcome applications from people aged 18 -24, people with medical experience in the spinal cord injury field, family members affected by spinal cord injury and people from an ethnic minority background.

How do I apply?

To apply, please send your CV along with an accompanying letter explaining your reasons for applying to our Chair of Trustees, Becky Hill, at A detailed trustee recruitment pack and person specification can be viewed on our website at We highly recommend going through the recruitment pack thoroughly before you start your application. Our deadline for applications is 22 May 2019. We will compile a shortlist of applicants and interviews will take place during the second and third week of June.

Advert Start Date: 10th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 02088751805
Contact Name: Back Up Trust
Contact E-mail:

May 122019

Trustee - Talk Education Partnership

Organisation: Talk Education Partnership
Reference: TEP Trustee
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 7th June 2019
Region: London

Vacancy Details

The Talk Education Partnership (TEP) is looking to expand its Board of Trustees and welcomes applications from individuals with relevant backgrounds in the charity sector and/or the fields of education, law, accountancy and overseas development.

Established in 2016, TEP is a small UK charity working with local actors to improve standards of primary education in eastern Uganda. In particular, we are working to support the development of free continued professional development training for Ugandan primary educators with the aim of updating and improving practice in the classroom and helping educators build local networks for sharing effective pedagogies. We are also working to support the development of key infrastructure in education, such as classrooms and school water systems.

We are a small organisation, comprised of a handful of committed trustees and volunteers. We are searching in the London / Hertfordshire area for proactive, creative and enterprising new trustees with an interest in developing our charity. We are in particular looking for individuals who can provide legal and financial direction, raise our organisation's public profile, increase and diversify our income, and build strategies to sustain, monitor and enhance the impacts of our activities.

Advert Start Date: 10th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07530567027
Contact Name: Will Knapman
Contact E-mail:

May 102019

Trustee - Durham Students' Union

Organisation: Durham Students' Union
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 31st May 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

The Charity Commission website has loads of information about the basic of being a trustee. If you're new to this sort of thing, then ‘The Essential Trustee' is a good place to start to find out about your responsibilities. A students' union trustee, however, joins a special sort of Board. The majority of our trustees are elected students: five of them are sabbatical Officers, elected to hold full-time roles representing students, campaigning on their manifestos and to further out strategic goals. An excellent lay trustee is someone who recognises that there's lots of new trustees about the table every year, but takes the time and effort to include them in the governance of Durham SU, respecting everyone as an equal regardless of different experiences. The legitimacy and effectiveness of the Board depends on the confidence of students.


We've recently undertaken an analysis of our trustees' skills, knowledge and experience, and we'd really welcome a conversation with you if you think you have something exciting to offer in one or more of the following:

  • Communications
  • Commercial development and customer experience
  • Legal services and good governance
  • Small donation fundraising
  • People and culture, and human resource management


The full Board meets about five times a year. We'd expect a lay trustee to also serve as Chair of a Committee of the Board which each meet about three times a year, but we'd love to talk to you about where you think you can add the most value. You can read the minutes of some of our Board meetings online, to give you some idea. The Committees are currently undergoing some revisions, but are expected to be:

  • People and Culture
  • Performance and Delivery
  • Fundraising


Durham SU provides reasonable expenses to lay trustees, as well as a thorough induction and support programme,


To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to by 31 May 2019.
Please take the opportunity to get more information from our Chief Executive at

Advert Start Date: 9th May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01913341418
Contact Name: Laura Wilkinson
Contact E-mail:

May 092019

Trustees - EDP Drug and Alcohol Services

Organisation: EDP Drug and Alcohol Services
Reference: 23.19 - Financial/Clinical Trustee
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 20th May 2019
Region: South West

Vacancy Details

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. Increasingly we work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Simply put, we help people to live fulfilling lives.

The charity has steadily grown over the past two years, and we have an ambitious strategy for the future that aims to consolidate this growth, whilst continuing to focus on further growth and innovation. To support us in this task, the Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint additional financial and clinical trustee who share EDP's values and has a strong commitment to our supportive work in the field of substance misuse recovery.

Trustee (Financial)

You will be expected to work closely with our Finance Director and Treasurer to critically analyse a range of proposals, assessing and understanding financial implications and conveying this information to the Board of Trustees in order to assist and inform strategic decision making.

Trustee (Clinical)

We have recently taken on additional clinical duties (including prescribing controlled drugs) so to support us in delivering these services we’re looking for a Trustee with a clinical background who is able to oversee our clinical governance, and reassure the Board of Trustees that there is compliance with regulatory bodies and regulations.

This is a great opportunity to make a positive and fulfilling contribution to our beneficiaries, and offers a chance for personal and professional development.

What the role will involve

A role of a Trustee is to ensure that EDP Drug and Alcohol Services fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries, and delivers on its vision, mission and values. Trustees help to guide the strategic direction of the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, and evaluating progress against targets.

There are four annual board meetings (usually between 5pm and 7pm in Exeter) which you will need to attend. You'll also need to attend four Audit meetings per year which are usually held in the morning in Exeter. There is also one annual ‘away day' which is also usually held in Exeter.

The role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although reasonable expenses for travel may be claimed.

What we're looking for

  • Trustee (Financial)
    • We're looking for an individual with a strong financial background, including a relevant financial qualification - the ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/CIPFA/ACCA). Your experience will include charity finance, fundraising, pension schemes, risk and audit.
  • Trustee (Clinical)
    • We’re looking for an individual with a clinical background and current or recent knowledge of clinical governance and regulations, including those of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), General Medical Council (GMC) and Care Quality Commission (CQC). You’ll be familiar with prescribing and controlled drug regulations and will be able to lend your expertise in this area to ensure that EDP meets the required standard of compliance.

Personally, you'll have a strong empathy for the mission and values of EDP. You'll have experience working at management level and will be happy to constructively support and challenge our senior leadership team to ensure that EDP remains true to these values. You'll be able to demonstrate experience of exercising sound judgement and effective decision making, and will have an understanding of the responsibilities of trusteeship.

However, previous board experience is not necessary, and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds.

How to apply

For more information on this role and to apply please go to our website and download a Board of Trustees Application Form, Candidate Information Pack, and Equal Ops Form.

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 20th May 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to attend an interview on the 4th June 2019 in Exeter.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 23.19 on your application.

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level). Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any appointment is confirmed.

Advert Start Date: 18th April 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 07525 796 329
Contact Name: Anna Foster
Contact E-mail:

May 092019

Trustee - Carers Trust

Organisation: Carers Trust
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 29th May 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Carers Trust is the largest UK wide charity for the nation's 7 million unpaid carers. We are a growing and forward thinking organisation with ambition to extend our reach and services so that with our Network Partners we can increase the support, information, advice and programmes we provide for children, young people and adults who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend. The number of carers is increasing significantly, with 3 in 5 of us likely to become a carer at some point in our lifetime. Carers save the UK economy over £132bn every year and act as a main support to our stretched health and social care systems.

We are seeking committed, motivated and highly skilled Trustees in three clearly defined areas to add to and enhance our dynamic, experienced and growing Board of Trustees. You will be able to demonstrate:

  • an understanding and commitment to the needs of unpaid carers
  • an ability to play a key role in the continued growth and success of Carers Trust

You will play a vital role in the oversight of the charity ensuring that it delivers against its charitable objectives, is financially sustainable, has strong governance and safeguards the name and values of the organisation. We welcome applications for those who have experience of a caring role.
The three key areas of experience we seek are:

    We are seeking a Trustee with proven skills and experience in the field of national policy. You will have:

    • experience of engaging individuals at a senior governmental level
    • the ability to influence and establish an influencing agenda
    • experience of engaging and communicating with parliamentarians, public sector bodies and third sector organisations
    • previous experience at Board level
    We are seeking a Trustee who has a strong record at Board level in communications and marketing. You will have proven skills in:

    • strategic marketing and communications
    • the development of brand and brand marketing
    • experience of, and the ability to, raise awareness of an organisation or cause
    • experience, and knowledge of, maximising digital and social media platforms
    • PR and reputational management
    • engaging with a range of stakeholders across the private and public sectors at a senior level
    We are seeking a trustee aged 18 to 25 with experience of a caring role who can add a key voice to our Board. Previous Board experience is not necessary as we will provide training and support but you will have:

    • an ability to bring your unique perspective as a young person with direct experience of a caring role to support and influence the continued development of our offer to Young Carers
    • the enthusiasm, energy and vision to input to and develop our ongoing strategy
    • excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with confidence with stakeholders
    • the ability to be a clear and positive advocate
    • experience of working at committee level

To apply email Candice Williams at for an application form which would need to be submitted alongside an up to date CV. If you would like to speak with the Chair or CEO prior to applying please contact Candice.

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm on Wednesday 29th May 2019.

The shortlist of candidates will be determined in the following week and candidates invited for interview with our Nominations Committee in early June.

Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings normally in London and are expected to attend key organisational events, such as our annual reception with our President HRH The Princess Royal. They may also be asked to sit on one of the charity's other governance Committees. Overall the expected amount of time which will be devoted to the charity will be circa 15 days a year.

While this role is not remunerated, Trustees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Carers Trust.

Advert Start Date: 2nd May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 0300 772 9600
Contact Name: Candice Williams
Contact E-mail:

May 092019

Governor - Bath Spa University

Job title: Governor
Job reference: REQ000221
Date posted: 30/04/2019
Application closing date: 21/05/2019
Location: Bath - Newton Park
Salary: N/A
Contract type: Up to 3 years (renewable)
Job category/type: Professional services

Job details

One of the country's leading modern universities, formally established in 2005 but with a local heritage stretching back some 160 years, Bath Spa is a dynamic humanities, arts and social sciences university which champions creativity and enterprise across all its activities.

Based in and around stunning campuses, we are determinedly student-centric, offering innovative teaching and learning, with a strong focus on student support and well-being, as well as expanding research excellence, and state-of-the-art facilities. Our role as an institution is to provide an environment and a culture in which our students can expand their learning, skills, knowledge and experience and 'turn their passion into a profession'.

With an annual turnover of around GBP 80m, we are now finalising our strategy for the next ten years, and are seeking new board members to support our senior executive team as it guides the University on its exciting next stage of development.

The University is governed by a Board of Governors which has overall responsibility for the strategy, direction and performance of the institution. The board comprises a range of high calibre individuals from a variety of academic and non-academic backgrounds. We are seeking to recruit up to four new board members, with diverse experience, who will bring a fresh, supportive and challenging interest and insight into the issues and opportunities facing the University.

Governors bring thoughtful and mature contribution to our institutional planning, are principled and innovative. A willingness to be challenging but constructive, and a strong strategic focus are essential attributes for these roles.

We are also seeking a broad range of relevant skills and backgrounds including:

  • Experience or knowledge in the University's key areas of endeavour, including art and design, creative arts and education
  • Business and management at senior level
  • Legal and HR
  • Finance and audit
  • Fundraising
  • Property
  • Knowledge and experience of governance
  • Knowledge of our local area and region

The role of Governor is likely to require a minimum time commitment of around ten days a year. All roles are unremunerated, although reasonable expenses will be covered.

To apply please send a cover letter of no more than 2 pages along with a CV to the
University Secretary, David Newman, by email no later than 5.00pm on 21 May 2019. Please include 'Governor Application' in the email subject heading.

May 082019

Trustee - Directors Charitable Foundation

Organisation: Directors Charitable Foundation
Reference: DCFT01
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 31st May 2019
Region: Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

The Directors Charitable Foundation seeks expressions of interest from directors in any medium as well as from qualified members of the public to act as Trustees. The DCF is a charity (reg. no. 1168715) dedicated to supporting directors in need, emerging directing talent and the promotion of the arts of directing among the public.

The Board of Trustees wishes to strengthen its expertise further, in particular in the areas of PR, Social Media, Education and Fundraising (Trusts and Foundations). The aims of the Foundation, its projects and the current membership of the Board can be seen at

Trustees will need to commit to attending 4 or 5 meetings a year in London. Foundation Trustees have a wide scope for developing initiatives and are likely to be asked to lead specific projects on behalf of the Board.

Initial expressions of interest should be sent by 31 May 2019 to the Chair, Professor Vladimir Mirodan, by e-mail only to

Advert Start Date: 3rd May 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01727 228847
Contact Name: Alex
Contact E-mail: